Lifestyle and Social Influences on Obesity
Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
the project will examine the influences of economic, lifestyle, and social
factors on obesity, and inform both policy makers and households of which
policies, programs, and practices are effective at combating obesity.
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Food and Fitness will collect
and report comprehensive information on food environments and student
physical activity in a sample of elementary schools, as well as information
on school district-level wellness and other policies that may impact childhood
Smoking and the Media
the National Cancer Institute, Youth Smoking and the Media will study
the impact of television anti-smoking
advertising and newspaper coverage about tobacco issues on youth smoking.
Tracking the Media and Policy Impacts of State-Level
Tobacco Control: SmokeLess State Evaluation
Funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the focus of the Smokeless
State Evaluation is to identify to what extent the SmokeLess States: National
Tobacco Policy Initiative has impacted a reduction in tobacco use.
Controlling Methamphetamine Precursors: From
Policy to Practice
Funded by the National Institute of Justice, this study will be one of the
first to provide a national comparison of recent state laws developed
to control methamphetamine precursors.
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